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April 29, 2004

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We are saved! Huzzah!

I just want to note here that, if there is any thing good that comes out of the Spanish attacks, a harmonization of these laws across borders is one of them. This bilateral stuff is too ad hoc.

That said, I wish the UN had taken this up in the 1990s.

NY Times headline:


Ban on Weapons of Doom Is Extended to Qaeda-Style Groups

Does anyone really have confidence in the U.N.?

Aren't they consistently a day late and a dollar short.

Will they oversee and implement this as well as the "Oil for Corrupt U.N. leaders but the U.S. is evil" program.

asdf, I'd just like to say that "Weapons of Doom" is a much cooler name than "Weapons of Mass Destruction".

Odysseus, I want so badly to believe that the United Nations can work that it pains me to say that I'm glad that it sounds like this is a treaty rather than a program; the individual nations are agreeing to a policy, rather than the gestalt* UN enforcing it directly.

* Is there a word for something that's less than the sum of its parts?

Folks, headlines aside, the UN is calling for countries to harmonize their anti-terror laws.

And that's a good thing.

Oh, don't get me wrong, asdf - I agree entirely.

EDG:

Is there a word for something that's less than the sum of its parts?

Several. Committee or bureaucracy leap to mind.

Well, there goes that business opportunity down the drain...

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